Trance Blackman's "Opus Instrumentalus" series, Volume 2: Vibrations.
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Vibrations is a collection of electronic based music. The styles blend elements of dance, pop-crossover, house, ambient, and are mostly instrumental works. The mood ranges greatly as well, as the album - if listened to front to back - has a cinematic feel and flow.
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August 17, 2006
So, who is trance blackman? Well, heâs a singer-songwriter and he specializes in no particular genre of music (You would have thought he would have been a good trance producer with that kind of name ;P). Instead, Blackman himself fancies a variety of music from classical to pop to rock to dance.
Opus Instrumentalis: Vibrations brings to us an eclectic combination of what I would call somewhat dancey yet pretty chilled electronic music. These are not proper dance tracks. They just have some dance elements. Enchanted for example is more a pop song than anything. The choice of drum sound though is pretty strange for a pop song but adds to the overall quality of this sorta mish mash style album. Genuine Article brings to us some Big Beat goodness while Flawless sounds like a slow moving retro house track. Trance Sends makes good the name of the artist. Blackman sends us trancey music but with a bit too much variation to be suitable for the dance floor. That makes it all the more better for listening!
It has been commented that the listening to the album is like a listening to an audio film from front to back. Indeed Opus Instrumentalis: Vibrations shows clearly the Blackmanâs affinity for and influence from films with use of a ton of orchestral string pads and of course the way the songs and tracks are arranged.
Itâs just a terrific album to go through. Some tracks you may find to be cliche but the style, atmosphere and high production of the album makes the album worth listening to more than
This slow, moody track with its catchy bassline is all goodness. It, like all the other darker sounding songs, balances the happiness and uplifting mood of the rest of the album nicely.
A chillout track! I like the synths here. They are very nice and fit really well together.
Iâm a sucker for catchy piano tunes. The addition of a strange but pretty cool drum loop with atmospheric pads does it for me. It makes my day all that much better. Listen to this track and your day may just be better. The joys of simple pop stuff.
May 22, 2006
Another quality production from Blackman
Since I'm a games programmer I'm reviewing this album from the POV of its inclusion in a game. This is one well made soundtrack, lots of good background themes that are perfectly suited to games.
1) Rising up
Deep powerful into music, suits the album (I all around the world... and I am free!). Would be the ideal title theme for a game about an AI taking over the world - Wintermute, Ghost in the Shell, Deus Ex, etc.
2) Genuine article
Generic grungey electronic title music. war/action game perhaps? usable for almost anything.
Has vocals, nice melody... Pop track from the late 90s perhaps? :-D Can't think of any game use, apart from if you happen to be walking past a radio.
4) Trance Sends
Reasonably fast, uplifting, has panpipes. Ideal for a 2D platformer or a racing game, or as the happy scoreboard/post game music.
Dark and electronic. The kind of track you'd expect to hear while exploring an alien base, or kitting out your mech warrior before you go on a killing spree.
Slow, eery and generic. The kind of spooky sound you'd hear after sneaking in through an open window, or flying through an unknown star system in a space game.
Kind of insane feel, end of level baddie music suits it best I think.
Futuristic ambient house track. Puzzle game, wondering round collecting stuff, that sort of thing.
9) Blue Sky and Rain
Good generic/puzzle music. If track 8 was background music for a beginners level in a puzzle game this would be medium.
Good in-game happy action/puzzle music. generic, but would go nicely with the previous two tracks in a puzzle game... though for some reason I imagine crash bandicoot jogging down a tunnel at a leisurely pace (ie without a large boulder following closely behind)
Perfect 'the end' piano music... So you saved the world/princess, you get your pat on the back, the sun sets and the credits roll. Hopefully brings tears to the players eyes :-)
January 14, 2006
Very Good! =D
This collection is very good! Some of these songs will definetly be turned on my next party. It might be good to use a little less pads and more leads. But definetly worth the download Dance fans!
December 23, 2005
I've only listened to the first track so far - I hav e to say that I am VERY impressed with this work. I'm downloading the rest of the collection as we speak... If you're into a good beat/rhythm, I'd recommend you check this out..
December 22, 2005
Really interesting works.
How much time you spend on each project. As it was said, it's sounds like a soundtrack. You can ear it walking along a river, and surround yourself as in a story.
November 2, 2005
A very good disk
There is very good the quality of this free music. The third song is the whole hit and performs the best thing to that I have listened lately in this style of music. The lp, in general, is very good. Five stars :-)
March 5, 2005
It plays out like a movie...
A friend of mine, who I'd given a sampler of this CD to, said that when listening to it from front to back, it plays out like a movie. Ups, downs, mood changes, tempo, feel and such. Give it a whirl!